Boheh Stone Photographs, Co. Mayo

Out the Leenane road from Westport in Mayo at a place called Boheh there is a large outcrop of rock almost totally covered in carvings or ‘rock art’.  This stone is called the ‘Boheh stone’ and is considered one of the finest examples of neolithic rock art in Ireland and Britain.  It actually lies a few feet from the back of a house, you have to walk down the side of the house and round the back of it to get to the stone!

Many of the carvings consist of cupmarks, enclosed by one or two circles.  There are also a few keyhole motifs. The light was not great the day I was there so I didn’t catch all of these in my photos.

The Boheh stone was later Christianised and called St. Patrick’s Chair.